Netflix has been upping its grip on the gaming scene in recent months. Several games have already been released for mobile platforms under the Netflix banner. Recently, Netflix held an event called the Geeked Week to announce multiple new games releasing for various platforms. These include titles based on popular shows such as Money Heist and The Queen’s Gambit. While we’re still unsure how good these games will be upon release, it’s great to see that Netflix is expanding its library across other forms of media. This article will give you all the information you need on Netflix Geeked Week 2022!
Looking back on Netflix’s actions, the streaming service has been on a relentless hunt to acquire gaming studios. In fact, in six months, it acquired three gaming studios. While we don’t expect Netflix to come up with AAA-level games anytime soon, it’s clear that their target audience will be mobile gamers. All the studios acquired by the company are required to make “simple” and “beautiful games” for their subscribers. This does give smaller mobile game development studios more leeway in creating games without worrying about the issues of monetisation. Let’s hope that all the games announced in the Netflix Geeked Week 2022 turn out to be a fantastic playtime for all mobile gamers and fans of the series.
Now, let’s take a look at the games that will be released. Keep in mind that the specifics of release dates, system requirements, and platforms haven’t been announced yet.
La Casa De Papel
This game will be based on one of Netflix’s most popular series, La Casa De Papel or Money Heist. Players will be tasked with helping an old friend of the Professor. It’s a single-player action-adventure game, featuring multiple characters from the famous show. You’ll be able to crack safes and pick locks, all in an attempt to rob one of Monaco’s most famous casinos. Its art style is slightly unique, with a cell-shaded flavour.
The Queen’s Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit was a show that put the spotlight on chess after an extremely long time. The game rendition of the show will feature online play, where you can take on virtual Grandmasters from all over the world. You’ll also be able to take lessons and complete chess-based puzzles for rewards. It will also feature characters from the series, making all-important appearances to lend more authenticity to the game.
Shadow And Bone: Destinies
Shadow And Bone is a comparatively recent addition to Netflix’s show library. However, its premise resulted in a massive rise in ratings, in addition to some stellar acting chops. Shadow and Bone: Destinies will be an RPG (Role-Playing Game) featuring the show’s characters in the fantastical land of Ravka. The decisions you make in the game will affect how the narrative ends, lending the game plenty of replayability. We’re hoping for an exceptional storyline from this game.
In case you haven’t heard of Spiritfarer, it’s an award-winning game that was released in 2020. The game features simulation and sandbox elements, with your character, Stella ferrying the spirits of deceased people to the other side. You can interact entirely with the world around you, fending for food to survive. You’ll also be able to interact with the spirits, learning about their previous lives and how one can deal with saying the final goodbye. This is an excellent game in its own right, and now it’s coming under the Netflix banner!
So, these were all the important games releasing under Netflix’s banner and announced at the Netflix Geeked Week 2022. We think that this is an exciting bunch of games, with particular emphasis on Shadow And Bones: Destinies, thanks to its multiple narratives. We’ll just have to wait and see how good the games turn out to be. Are you excited about these games? Send this post to your friends who love binging on the aforementioned Netflix series!
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